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"Channel One" exhibited satellite footage which captured the launch of a "Air-to-Air" rocket against a civilian airliner. It is claimed that this was indeed the attack on the Malaysian "Boeing", on the route MH-17, which was shot down over Donetsk on the 17th of July. We are told that these photographs were taken by a foreign reconnaissance satellite.

The anchor of the program, Mr. Michael Leontyev, informs us that the photograph arrived from abroad on November 12 into the hands of the Russian Engineering Union, which earlier had published a report concerning an investigation of the July catastrophe where MH-17 had perished. The photograph depicts the passenger liner and a jet fighter, from whose left wing an 'inversion trail' extends. Such a trail is characteristic of an 'Air-to-Air' rocket.

The man who provided the photograph introduced himself as one George Bilt, a graduate of MIT and an aviation expert of 20 years' experience. He stated that he concurs with the conclusions of the Russian Union of Engineers, and continued, "The Boeing was brought down by a pursuing jet fighter. First, the crew were machine-gunned with the cannon; afterwards, the cabin was pierced with an air-to-air rocket; then, the right engine and the right wing were destroyed by a heat-seeking rocket."

Michael Leontyev related the words of the first vice president of the vice president of the Russian Union of Engineers Ivan Andrievsky, who asserted that the photograph was taken from a rather low orbit, and its analysis has not revealed any signs of forgery. "Usually, such images are produced for general reconnaissance of aerial and terrestrial space. According to the coordinates specified in the image, we may presume that it was taken from an American or English satellite," stated Ivan Andrievsky.

An inquest into the liner's crash was taken up by Dutch investigators. The Dutch prosecutor Fred Westerbeke gave two primary versions of the scenario underlying the Donetsk catastrophe: "An attack employing a Surface-to-Air rocket, or weapons fire from another airplane," he informed us. According to his words, the use of a Surface-to-Air rocket - is the most likely scenario, but the investigation "will not close its eyes to the possibility of something else having taken place."

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated as early as July that, according to information in the Ministry's possession, the moment when the Malaysia Airlines "Boeing-777" fell, there was a Ukrainian SU-25 nearly, and the distance between the two aircraft was at no point greater than 3-4 kilometres.

The aircraft belonging to Malaysia Airlines, making a crossing from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, fell near Donetsk on the 17th of July 2014. All 298 persons on board perished. The true cause of the liner's demise is not yet known. According to one version, it was brought down by a rocket. The government of Kiev lays the blame for the catastrophe on the rebel forces. However, the latter have insisted that they lack a means for bringing down an airplane flying at such a height.